SCCT selects five finalists for young investigator awards
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has named five finalists for its fourth annual Young Investigator Awards.

The awards will be granted to two residents or fellows from the radiology or cardiology fields for research that helps advance the field of cardiovascular CT. The five finalists selected are:
  • Raman Dusaj, MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., for “Estimation of Right Atrial and Ventricular Pressure by CT Coronary Angiography;”
  • Edward Hulten, MD, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., for “Comparison of Cardiac CT Angiography Image Quality With and Without Breast Shields;”
  • Ian Rogers, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for “Comprehensive Cardiothoracic Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Acute Undifferentiated Chest Discomfort in the Emergency Department (CAPTURE) – A Randomized Controlled Diagnostic Trial;”
  • Stefan Sawall, MD, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen, Germany, for “Low-Dose Phase-Correlated Cone-Beam Micro-CT of the Mouse Heart;” and
  • Thomas Smith, MD, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles for the “Assessment of the Morphologic Features of Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease Using 64-slice Multi-detector CT.”

Five editorial advisors will review the papers and each finalist will receive admission to the SCCT annual scientific meetings July 15-18 in Las Vegas, where the two winners will be announced.

According to SCCT, the Young Investigator Awards are funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Toshiba America Medical Systems.